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7 hours ago

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1 day ago

The RRAV has always been ahead of the sleep at the wheel media and it still is ahead of them.

Michael O'Brien is keeping the seat warm for Michael Kroger to assume the mantel of the LNP at the next election and we all know what that means for rail passenger and freight transport across the state.

Kroger is a tired LNP former President, who virtually led the LNP into the political wilderness at the last election where safe Liberal seats went to Labor.

Recycling Kroger demonstrates that the LNP are bereft of a singular original and imaginative idea to resort to returning Kroger and putting all their bets on an also ran.
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1 day ago

Early the ghost of the “Vinelander” appeared at Maryborough today. Due to a twist of fate look what turned up on the point of today’s heritage train to Dunolly. And some say it can’t be done....... “Bring Back The Vinelander” ...

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1 week ago

Two tuesdays ago I travelled on the 7.09am train to Melbourne. The Vlocity carriage set was one of the new designs which have no bicycle or large luggage space, one toilet rather than two and seats with less padding. All seats on the new Vlocitys have a pull down plasic table, whereas previously only half of the middle set had slightly larger and horizontally adjustable metal tables. Maryborough to melbourne is a 2 hr 25 min trip and the seats do become uncomfortable over this time. If these sets are used to service maryborough it will be a serious reduction of service for bicycle tourism or commuting enroute with bicycles. Only if the fold up wheel chair area seats are not being used, will bikes be able to be allowed on and then the owner will have to hold their bike for the complete journey as there are no ties . This also places conductors under stress as they will have to tell cyclists more often that their is no room for bicycles or sort out if a bicycle is already in a wheel chair area who can occupy it. ...

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4 days ago

Looks like the rail trail mob are at it again. ...

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1 week ago

Ballarat Must become a Standard Gauge rail hub.

The Ballarat Freight Separation Project and Murray Basin Rail Project should have provision for....

Standard Gauge access to the Intermodal Hub.

Standard Gauge passenger train access to platform 1 or 2.

Conversion to Standard Gauge the existing broad gauge lines to Ararat and Maryborough.

Standard Gauge access to the Alstom North Ballarat workshops and the Bombardier maintenance facility at Ballarat East.

Provision for a rebuild of the Skipton line to the Lucas estate 🏡
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6 years ago

#northwestrailalliance #railrevivalallianceProviding Rail services to Mildura and along the Geelong-Bendigo Corridor would benefit thousands of country Victorians, helping to grow the regional economy as well as providing a practical and attractive option to private car use. Its time backward, short term city centric thinking was put to bed once and for all. ...

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